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  • Comedian Aziz Ansari Begs Millennials to Vote: Trump ‘Hates Brown People’

    <p>Actor Aziz Ansari ripped Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a profanity-laced one-minute voter registration PSA meant to encourage millennials to vote on Election Day. Ansari, the creator and star of the Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy Master of None, began the clip by asking “how many celebrities have made these stupid f*cking videos?”</p>
  • Another Free Speech Trial in The Netherlands

    10/21/2016 6:10:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Oct, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    On September 28, 2016, Mrs. Raffie Chohan stood trial for statements she made during a speech she gave at a Pegida demonstration on November 11, 2015, in the Netherlands. Statements she made during her 15-minute speech were: ‘The Islamisation of the Netherlands has already begun, supported by the Dutch government and the EU.’ ‘The left doesn’t realize that they are being used by Islam, and once Islam achieves a majority they will be finished, too. Just look at Iran, look at Libya etc. The left thinks that it will never become a victim of Islam. (…) Islam will use the...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Left's Phony Compassion For The Downtrodden

    10/19/2016 5:23:36 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 18, 2016 3:25 PM ET | THOMAS SOWELL
    Claiming the role of champions of the masses is something the political left has been doing ever since there has been a political left — which is to say, ever since the late 18th century, when people with such views sat on the left side of the French National Assembly. Like so much that is claimed by the left, their compassion for the masses has seldom been subjected to any factual test. Both their words and their deeds reveal their low opinion of the people they claim to be championing. When Barack Obama referred to ordinary working people as people...
  • You've Taught Us Well, Leftists...

    10/13/2016 7:29:51 AM PDT · by mononymous · 24 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 10/13/2016 | Mononymous1
    During the Monica Lewinsky affair, the same left that is now positively orgasmic about various allegations regarding Mr. Trump's "sexual misconduct" and talk were doing yeoman's work at defending a man who'd later be impeached. Who has forgotten the parade of cabinet members on the White House lawn and one after another (starting, as I recall, with Madeline Notbright) proclaiming Mr. Clinton's innocence? (Compare this "circling of the wagons" with what the various pu$$ies in the Republican fraternity recently did with respect to Mr. Trump's "locker room talk".) Later on, we were told how this was all about sex, Mr....
  • Bullying - Kaine Shows How It's Done

    10/05/2016 8:16:48 AM PDT · by mononymous · 56 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10/5/2016 | Mononymous1
    On full display last night was the left's approach to dealing with their "political enemies." These people have more interest in "dialog" with ISIS and terrorists in general rather than try to change hearts and minds on public policy matters. As with every thing else with liberals, they most often accuse others of the very thing they are themselves guilty of, bullying other people is one such example. The natural outcome, when they win elections, is to use the force of the government to bully the populace - fascism, really. Mr. Pence, in my view, showed enormous restraint in dealing...
  • The Frenzied Leftist Search for Trump's Essential Evil

    09/26/2016 5:26:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The more transparent a leader is with the use of power the more citizens can constrain the abuse of power. On that score, Trump has more political virtue than Hillary The political Left has for quite some time been on a witch-hunt to find the essential evil of Donald Trump that would eliminate him from the presidential race in the minds of voters. Trump has repeatedly been compared to Hitler and Mussolini in an attempt to irrefutably stigmatize him. But to assess the candidates on whether they are essentially evil we need to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate uses of...
  • The Useless Left

    09/22/2016 3:04:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The principal distinction between the right and the left is that the former is rich and the latter is poor. The principal distinction is that the right is filled with people who work in real jobs that produce valuable goods and services while the left is infested with people who do not work or do useless work, like lawyers, professors, and community organizers. Consider the occupations of the last few nominees of the two parties. The Republicans nominated men who had been war heroes (Dole and McCain and George H. Bush) or businessmen (George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, and Trump),...
  • When I Said All Trump Supporters Are White Supremacists, I Meant It (Barf Alert)

    09/17/2016 4:37:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 114 replies ^ | 9-17-2016 | IJEOMA OLUO
    A few days ago I caused a stir in my own tiny corner of the internet world by saying what I thought everybody already knew: If you support Trump, you are a White Supremacist. When people talked about Hillary going too far when she said half of Trump’s supporters can be put into a “basket of deplorables,” I was left scratching my head and thinking: Only 50%? If you support Trump, you are a White Supremacist. Full stop. Not just the passive amount of White Supremacy that we all end up participating in, in an inherently White Supremacist system—you are...
  • Millennials Are Totally Mixed Up About What They Believe In

    09/05/2016 11:14:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/3 | Kyle Smith
    Step forward and stand tall, millennials, your moment has come at last. The baby boomers are starting to retire. Generation X is turning tired and gray. But millennials are now the single largest bloc of citizens and workers, 80 million strong. The keys to the country are in your hands. Please don’t drive it into a ditch.
  • Ten Things To Remember: Anti-Racist Strategies For White Student Radicals

    08/28/2016 8:37:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 25 replies
    After many years as a white student radical (in high school and then college), I'm reconsidering my experience. I made a lot of mistakes and was blind in many ways, particularly as a white person. What follows are some lessons that I am learning, some strategies for reflecting on, interrogating, and disrupting racism in our lives. 1) Transforming the world means challenging and changing institutions and ourselves. Systems of oppression are ingrained in both and, accordingly, must be confronted in both. More than once an activist of color or an actively anti-racist white person has confronted me: "Why are you...
  • American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

    08/22/2016 9:42:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    American journalism is collapsing before our eyes By Michael Goodwin August 21, 2016 Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand in hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations. The shameful display of naked partisanship by the elite media is...
  • A Message to All Conservatives and Christians

    08/18/2016 5:15:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    You Tube via Wayne Allyn Root ^ | 8-18-2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
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  • The Wild Beliefs of Ajamu Baraka, Jill Stein’s Green Party Running Mate

    08/17/2016 5:59:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10:00 PM ET August 16, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Ajamu Baraka, professorial with kind eyes, was an accomplished human-rights activist before joining the Green Party ticket as Jill Stein’s running mate. But the two leftist candidates—due for a mainstream close-up in a CNN town hall on Wednesday—also have engaged with some fringe thinkers and conspiracy theories. Baraka, especially, has an accomplished résumé in this field. Earlier this year, the former executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network had his work featured in a book edited by accused Holocaust denier (“the Holocaust controversy was a legitimate topic of historical debate”) and self-described 9/11 truther Kevin Barrett. The book, Another...
  • Black Lives Matter cashes in with $100 million from liberal foundations

    08/16/2016 6:45:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    For all its talk of being a street uprising, Black Lives Matter is increasingly awash in cash, raking in pledges of more than $100 million from liberal foundations and others eager to contribute to what has become the grant-making cause du jour. The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy recently announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund [BLMF], a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition. That funding comes in addition to more than $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement from top Democratic Party donor George...
  • The Radical Agenda And How It Is Working To Destroy Us

    08/16/2016 3:45:31 PM PDT · by quietneighbor · 2 replies
    Plain Sight Network ^ | 8-16-16 | Bill Xam
    All the radicals have to do is bridge the gap between themselves and the moderates – those willing to entertain alternate viewpoints – and the rest is easy. The moderate segment of society at large just wants to get along with everyone, not make waves and elect those that make them feel good. The moderate sees both sides of any issue and is willing to play devil’s advocate for any point of view. This is the opportunity that the politically left radicals have seized upon and have fine tuned their brainwashing skills through media propaganda. Simply get a moderate segment...
  • Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration(RINOS ALERT)

    08/11/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R) together with U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R) and Illinois State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) participated in a panel today for illegal immigration liberalization. The panel was hosted by the left-wing Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and, an advocacy organization started by wealthy Democrat businessmen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Reid Hoffman. Calling illegal immigration "the American Dream," Kirk argued that that it "unlocks human potential faster and better than any other," and that he...
  • Hillary Clinton's plan to tax and wipe out the middle-class

    08/06/2016 10:52:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 20 replies Hillary Clinton plans to raise taxes for the workers the affluent and middle class. Pay roll taxes and national sales taxes for workers, Higher income taxes for the rest with the middle class bearing the brunt of these taxes. With commentary by Mike Savage Also get a load of some of the people who are gonna benefit the most from these new taxes, yokels, alcoholics, potheads, anarchists, thugs and crazies!
  • Why Western leftists adore right-wing religious extremists abroad

    08/03/2016 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/2/'16 | Seth J. Frantzman
    When the history of the West is written it will say: they educated themselves to hate themselves and love what they hate about themselves in the other.On a fairly consistent basis people in the West embrace values abroad that they shun at home. This is particularly odd and contradictory among those who self-identify as “Left” and “liberal” and then embrace movements, leaders, ideologies and religions that are manifestly illiberal and right- wing extremist abroad. For instance American philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler said in 2006 that “understanding Hamas [and] Hezbollah as social movements that are progressive, that are on...
  • Nina Turner weighing offer to join Green Party ticket as vice presidential candidate

    08/01/2016 5:48:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 31, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the Democratic former state senator from Cleveland who has emerged as a rallying figure for Bernie Sanders' disappointed supporters, said she is considering an offer to run for vice president on the Green Party's national ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein's running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.
  • Venezuela’s socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to “guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy.” As with most of Maduro’s plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: “A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,” Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President Nicolás Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order “all workers from...
  • Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails (NPR)

    07/27/2016 12:37:12 PM PDT · by Drango · 138 replies
    NPR ^ | July 27, 2016 | Jesseca Taylor
    Trump urged Russian agents to "find" his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's emails and release them, an unprecedented move by a candidate for president encouraging such a foreign breach. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," the GOP presidential nominee said at a news conference in Miami on Wednesday. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press." Trump was referring to the ongoing controversy surrounding the private server Clinton used while secretary of state. Separately, the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week was upended by a release of...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by milford421 · 65 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/24/16 | Susan Edelman
    "On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in. A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.” “We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues." "The concept that whites enjoy everyday benefits simply because of their skin color has become the...
  • Terrorism and the Norwegian Left

    07/22/2016 7:24:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 22 Jul, 2016 | Fjordman
    On July 22, 2011, 77 people were killed in two bloody attacks in Norway. The terrorist Anders Behring Breivik first set off a car bomb in the government quarter of central Oslo. The bomb killed eight people and did substantial material damage. Breivik then drove out of Oslo with another car. Later that afternoon he arrived via ferry at the island of Utøya, situated some distance outside the municipality of Oslo. Members of the Workers’ Youth League (AUF), the youth organization of the Norwegian Labour Party, used the island for their annual summer camp. In a grotesque shooting spree, Breivik...
  • ThinkProgress Editor: Cops Not Held Accountable

    07/17/2016 2:03:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    ThinkProgress editor Zack Ford, in discussing the Baton Rouge shooting today, offered a take on police accountability and violence that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way: Given how police haven't been held accountable for murdering black people, it's no surprise some are taking justice into their own hands. — Zack Ford (@ZackFord) July 17, 2016 He argued in his subsequent tweets he’s just making a point about the frustration people feel in reaction to constant systemic injustice:
  • Black Lives Matter “Day of Rage” Was a Huge Flop

    07/16/2016 3:57:38 PM PDT · by orchestra · 73 replies
    Truth Feed ^ | 7/16/2016 | Amy Moreno
    That awkward moment when your Back Lives Matter “Day of Rage” turns out to be “30 white goobs in khakis and Birkenstocks.” Friday, July 15, was supposed to be the Black Lives Matter “Day of Rage” in cities across the US. I’ve seen dying fish “flop” less than this. If by “rage” they meant a bunch of white goobs aimlessly meandering around, then mission accomplished! Black Lives Matter held “RAGES” in Texas, Portland, Oakland, and a few other cities. I couldn’t tell if this was a protest or a group of people impatiently waiting for the Denver Whole Foods to...
  • BET, MTV Townhall Smears Police as Hunters, America as Racist; Urges Defunding All Police

    07/12/2016 6:18:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 11, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    On Friday night, BET and MTV convened an hour-long, commercial-free townhall on police-involved shootings of African-Americans with only distant mentions of what transpired the night before in Dallas but focused heavily on denigrating law enforcement as hunters and “a gang” meant to terrorize blacks from America’s founding, the need for white people to recognize privilege, and lobby for the defunding of police nationwide. Aside from a brief discussion with a former New York City detective, the so-called “historic” conversation was anything but in its one-sided, anti-police rhetoric that even went as far as to suggest the media at large weren’t...
  • 16 Photos of White Allies Protesting Alongside Black Lives Matter

    07/11/2016 8:05:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 11, 2016 | Zeba Blay
    In the days since the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille and the five police officers in Dallas, there’s been a sense that America is a country divided, in the midst of a budding civil war between black and white. While there are many white people who oppose the Black Lives Matter protests that have sprung up across the nation over the past week, there are also many who have joined the demonstrations against the treatment and killings of black people across the U.S. Below are pictures that offer up a little hope, featuring white protestors standing in solidarity...
  • Twitter posts by BLM declare race war on whites

    07/07/2016 9:32:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 86 replies
  • Revealed: The Massive New Liberal Plan to Remake American Politics

    07/14/2013 9:09:41 PM PDT · by Baynative · 67 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Wed Jan. 9, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    It was the kind of meeting that conspiratorial conservative bloggers dream about. A month after President Barack Obama won reelection, top brass from three dozen of the most powerful groups in liberal politics met at the headquarters of the National Education Association (NEA), a few blocks north of the White House. Brought together by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the NAACP, the meeting was invite-only and off-the-record. Despite all the Democratic wins in November, a sense of outrage filled the room as labor officials, environmentalists, civil rights activists, immigration reformers, and a panoply of other...
  • The Unique Evil of the Left

    07/05/2016 7:01:58 AM PDT · by all the best · 3 replies ^ | July 5, 2016 | Lew Rockwell
    The right according to the great classical liberal Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, “stands for free, organically grown forms of life.” The right stands for liberty, a free, unprejudiced form of thinking; a readiness to preserve traditional values (provided they are true values); a balanced view of the nature of man, seeing in him neither beast nor angel, insisting on the uniqueness of human beings which cannot be transformed into or treated as mere numbers or ciphers. The left is the advocate of the opposite principles; it is the enemy of diversity and the fanatical promoter of identity. Uniformity is stressed in...
  • Happy Independence from ?? Day

    07/03/2016 1:13:07 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dan Miller
    How will Obama tell us to celebrate Independence Day tomorrow? Will He speak of Independence from The Dead Constitution? Independence from Islamophobia, or perhaps Independence for Safe Space Demanders? Let's get ready to celebrate our own Independence Day tomorrow and then on November 8th. Some get it, some don't. Oh well. What difference does it make, Now? What difference will it make as Bill Whittle's young American Fascists become government officials and increase their authority over us? We need to keep that from happening. As Stephen Kruiser wrote at PJ Media, our great lefty "journalists" had to get into the game. One complained...
  • Congressional Black Caucus plans to disrupt House Tuesday

    07/02/2016 12:40:56 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 2, 2016 | Sean Higgins
    The Congressional Black Caucus is calling on its members "to be as disruptive to Speaker Ryan as possible next week" when the House returns for business on Tuesday. The Washington Examiner has obtained a memo sent to Democratic offices that states that CBC members are coordinating a "day of action on the floor in regards to gun violence."
  • Radical Leftists Unleash Anti-Trump Riots Starting On March 19th

    03/20/2016 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Economic Collaps ^ | 19 August 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Many of the exact same groups that participated in Occupy Wall Street and helped organize protest rallies in Ferguson and Baltimore are now promising to bring us “the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation”. I recently wrote about the trouble that radical leftists have caused by attempting to disrupt Trump campaign events, but now there is a very organized effort to turn this into a national movement. On March 19th, thousands of angry protesters will descend on Trump Tower in New York City to denounce Donald Trump’s “fascist policies”, and on April 2nd dozens of leftist organizations will join...
  • Dozens of Leftist Groups Plan RNC Protest Coalition

    06/27/2016 7:50:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 6/27/2016 | Lee Stranahan
    The leftist website Fight Back! News is promoting a list of about 40 groups planning to protest at July’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The “Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC” rally is scheduled for July 18, the first day of the Republican National Convention. FightBack reports that the “protest will put forward the slogans, “Dump Trump, Say No to the Republican Agenda. Stand against Racist, Anti-immigrant and Anti-Muslim Attacks. We demand Peace, Justice and Equality” and goes on to say:
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Money in Politics

    06/26/2016 9:43:23 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Sean McElwee
    The 2016 presidential election will be the second since the court’s disastrous Citizens United decision and the first without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act in place. That means big donors will have more sway over elected officials to dictate the agenda. Already the wealthy are pouring money into the election: Politico reports that the 67 biggest donors, who have each given a million dollars or more have donated three times more than 508,000 small donors combined. A new report from Every Voice Center finds that individuals living in 1 percent of the nation’s zip codes (equal to...
  • Vigils for the murdered will never cease under capitalism

    06/24/2016 4:46:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    People's World ^ | June 13, 2016 | Gabe Falsetta
    For many, many years the corporate elite - the 1 percent - has been selling us on the idea of trickle down economics, i.e., if the 1 percent made money they would reinvest it back into the cities and communities and we would all benefit. Well, does anyone still believe that? I don't think so. But let's talk about what does trickle down - something never talked about by the corporate elite and something that has been missing from most if not all major media and the presidential debates - with a little exception on the part of Bernie Sanders....
  • Jeremy Corbyn could be deposed as Labour MPs submit no confidence motion

    06/24/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 24, 2016 | Ben Riley-Smith, Steven Swinford, and Laura Hughes
    Jeremy Corbyn could be deposed as Labour leader within days after two MPs formally tabled a motion of no confidence in him. Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey's demand will be discussed at the Parliamentary Labour Party's next meeting on Monday evening and a vote could be held as early as Tuesday. Sources close to the Labour rebels said the move would trigger a straight yes/no vote on whether MPs held confidence in Mr Corbyn, with a leadership content being launched if a majority said no. However Mr Corbyn's team are unsure about whether the no confidence motion is actually allowed...
  • Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument to LGBT Rights [Priorities]

    06/24/2016 9:44:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/24/16 | sff
    ....Obama will designate a new national monument at the site of the landmark Stonewall riots in New York City, creating the first national memorial dedicated to the gay-rights movement.
  • Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

    06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 169 replies ^ | June 22, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER CAYGLE and BEN WEYL
    More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to “occupy” the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the “no-fly" list from purchasing...
  • Pope Francis losing support in Argentina

    06/21/2016 2:57:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 17, 2016 | ANDRÉS OPPENHEIMER
    Pope Francis is very popular around the world, but there are growing signs that his popularity is dwindling in his own country, Argentina. And there are good reasons for it. When former archbishop of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires Jorge Bergoglio was chosen pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, there were massive celebrations in Argentina. He was the first Latin American pope, and a respected priest in Argentina, where he was known to be at odds with the corrupt populist government of former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Once in the Vatican, Francis’ frequent calls to Argentine...
  • Worlds largest 'FART-IN' planned for Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech in Philadelphia

    06/19/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 67 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/18/16 | liveleak
    The Dirty Bernie supporters/delegates are holding a massive bean-dinner the night before and are encouraging everybody who's anybody to eat beans, show up, and let the world know that the way the Dem elections were run, some say defrauding Dirty Bernie of his rightful place as the Dem Candidate for POTUS (law suits in several States) really stinks. Just a few of the plethora of sources: Read more at
  • The Danger of Courting White Swing Voters

    06/19/2016 10:23:08 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rebecca Griffin
    It must be pretty sweet to be a white swing voter. Political campaigns blow millions of dollars catering to your every whim. Politicians ask what you think before they step out on a major policy program, despite the fact that your views aren’t representative of the majority of Americans. The changing demographics of this country mean it’s well past time to stop obsessing over a shrinking population that’s out of sync with the right direction for this country. Continuing to cater to those voters can have dire consequences, in politics and more importantly in policies that deeply impact people’s lives....
  • Raising Social Justice Warriors

    06/17/2016 7:17:23 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Patheos ^ | May 26, 2016 | Caris Adel
    Those “social justice warriors”….. I see that phrase a lot, the quotations implying we aren’t legitimate, aren’t to be taken seriously. I saw that again this week and thought, that’s right, I am a Social Justice Warrior, and look out world, because I am raising my kids to be warriors as well. I mean, aren’t there some things worth fighting against and fighting for? So, here is a list of things that I want for my little Social Justice Warriors: Understand the systems that oppress people. Know the role the world will give you based on your race and class....
  • Huffington Post writer defends 'violent resistance' against Donald Trump

    06/08/2016 7:00:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 8, 2016
    A writer for the Huffington Post is defending his recent op-ed that "a violent response” is the “logical” approach to stopping presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Jesse Benn wrote in the op-ed titled “Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any,” posted on Monday, “[T]here’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization. Violent resistance accomplishes this.” "These denunciations of violence from anti-Trump protestors rest on the misguided view that the divide Trump’s exposed is a typical political disagreement between partisans, and should be handled as such.," he wrote. "This couldn’t be further from the truth. Trump...
  • 3 More Arrested in Trump Rally Attacks; Police Seek to Identify Another Suspect

    06/08/2016 6:46:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 6/8/16 | NBC Bay Area staff
    Police on Wednesday arrested three more suspects in connection to attacks during last week's Donald Trump rally in San Jose. The suspects are minors and will be held on assault charges, police said. One of the suspects also face battery charges, according to sources. Police on Wednesday also released two surveillance images of another suspect and is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating that person. The suspect is also wanted for an alleged assault during the Trump rally.
  • Michelle Obama Taps the Coolest Women in the World to Promote The United State of Women Summit

    06/07/2016 4:24:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | 6/6/2016 | Erica Gonzales
    Leave it to First Lady Michelle Obama to rally the world's most interesting and successful ladies for The White House's United State of Women summit.On June 14 in Washington, D.C., female heavy hitters like Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Christy Turlington and Kerry Washington will take part in the convention in support of women and girls domestically and internationally. To amp up excitement for this monumental event—which will cover topics like equal pay, women's health, education, preventing violence against women, entrepreneurship, and female leadership—the summit released a promo clip on its Instagram, along with a full-length on its website.Other featured women...
  • Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty

    06/05/2016 4:48:39 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 53 replies
    WASH POST ^ | 6/3/16 | Marin Cogan
    Colby Coash can point to the moment his evolution in thinking about the death penalty began. It was Sept. 3, 1994, and Coash — now a conservative senator in the Nebraska legislature but then a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln — decided to go with some friends to the state penitentiary. Willie Otey, convicted of first-degree murder, was set to be executed at midnight, and people were gathering in the parking lot outside. Coash can still remember the scene: the live band, the grilling meat, the revelers popping cans of beer and chanting, “Fry him!” “You wouldn’t have been...
  • California Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Criminalize Undercover Filming at Abortion Facilities

    06/02/2016 5:16:12 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 20 replies ^ | 6/1/16 | Heather Clark
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Following controversy over undercover videos filmed by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) into the practices of Planned Parenthood, a lawmaker in California has introduced a bill that would make secretly recording inside abortion facilities punishable by up to a year behind bars. “It is the intent of the legislature to enact legislation to prohibit any person from intentionally video recording a confidential communication, or disclosing or distributing that video-recording communication, without obtaining the consent of all parties to the communication,” A.B. 1671, introduced by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez ,reads. It criminalizes any person who “intentionally discloses or...
  • Professor Resigns to Protest Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    05/29/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Contending that "so-called free speech is delusional," DePaul University sociology professor Dr. Shu-Ju Cheng has resigned her post in protest. The event that spurred Dr. Cheng's protest was the aborted speech of Milo Yiannopolis on the University's campus last week. Despite paying the University for security, student thugs were permitted to seize the stage and disrupt the speech. Cheng was outraged, not that thugs were allowed to drown out views with which they disagreed, but that Yiannopolis was invited "to air his anti-progressive message." "The whole concept of freedom of speech is an antiquated idea derived from dead white men,"...